Intellectual Theft and Becoming a Better Barista

Coffee & Junk

I keep a journal of all of the coffee shops I’ve been to. I take extensive notes on taste, service, and ambiance, make notes of the machine/grinder/roaster they use, and have a rating system (that is still in the works). It’s a book specifically designed for doing this. Because I’m a nerd.

At first, this was supposed to result in a compendium of the best coffee shops in the city. But after my first stop at Black Canary (the OG one, though the one in the Silver Snail is also in the book), I realized that they were little things that I really appreciated. And then I started doing them for my customers.

It started with giving people water with their espresso. It just comes with it now! Sometimes, people don’t know what to do with it, so I explain it to them. That sparks a conversation. I’ve converted…

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Coffee Addiction

Girl Meets Life

It’s hot, it smells good, it’s good enough to have every day, it makes me nervous, and it keeps me up all night. There are many reasons why I worship coffee, but is it really the coffee that I’m falling madly in love with, or is it the caffeine that is hidden inside?

Beginning the day with a cup has become a ritual for me during working days. Especially during my college days, brewing a pot the moment the alarm goes off in the morning was a necessity. Without the immediate kick of coffee, I had difficulty doing even the simplest of activities, like walking to class.

Thankfully, there are benefits to drinking coffee. Not only does it wake us up and keep us energized on even the worst days, but if consumed in moderation (about two to four cups per day), coffee drinkers are at a lesser risk of…

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Coffee: A Love Story

The Positivity Project

I love coffee. I don’t love coffee because it wakes me up – tea does a pretty good job of that – I love coffee because there is something very romantic about cuddling up at a coffee shop, bringing a steaming hot mug (when I sit at a coffee shop I ALWAYS ask for a mug) of dark roast to my lips, and feeling the steam envelope my face as I gently blow – pursing my mouth just so. Feels like something out an old black and white film doesn’t it?

I eat that romantic stuff for breakfast. It’s my dream to live in a home with a tree in the backyard with a branch, 8 or 10 feet up, that is perfect for lounging up against with a good book – ideally one by L.M. Montgomery (I’m a huge Anne of Green Gables Fan).

I remember my very first…

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Metode digital Order Kopi di @klinikkopi

Klinik kopi, datang untuk Menawarkan kopi fresh

Metode order kopi akan sangat mudah. Cukup mention ke @klinikkopi menyebutkan jenis kopi apa yg mau di order dan jam berapa anda akan datang. Misal seperti Pak ende ini, :

 Oom pesen Wamena low kafein americano ya … jam 7an dah buka kah?

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Appointment of the Chair of Specialty Coffee Association of Papua (Papua Specialty Coffee)

In a current move by the Governor of Papua, Lukas Enembe, a new Chair for Specialty Coffee Association of Papua (SCAP or commonly called Papua Specialty Coffee Association) is appointed by the provincial office. In a recent meeting held in Jayapura, capital of Papua Province, Indonesia, the officials revealed Mr. Selion Karoba’s appointment was issued in 2011, however, one individual officer inside the office of Farm and Fishery had hidden the appointment so far. 

Current governor is implementing special policies to encourage local Papuan entrepreneurs to grow. 

On this occasion, other associations for cocoa, sago, pigs and so on were also announced. Mr. Karoba’s appointment as the Chair of the SCAP should be inaugurated by the Governor in order to avoid such a violation as hiding the governor’s appointment as committed by former officials.

Mr. Karoba says there should be governor’s involvement in the inauguration in order to tell the public knows that he is the chair of Papua Specialty Coffees from now on. He adds, “Now we need to have some sort of competition in Papua for coffee growers and traders to determine the quality of coffee going out to the market from Papua. This is important to guarantee the quality of our product.”

What Grade Coffee Are You Drinking?

Fair Trade World


Vivente Coffee only serves Grade 1 coffees which is the highest grade on the market and considered a Specialty Coffee.  So how do we ensure the quality that you demand? We work with one of the best in the business, (Bodhi Leaf Coffee Traders) as our importer and they are Certified Q-Graders.  This translates into a person that has been certified in grading green coffee, roast identification, and coffee cupping.  Vivente considers coffee to be an art, that is why we take the proper steps to deliver only the best single source coffees from around the world to our supporters.

Grade 1: Specialty Grade Coffee Beans: no primary defects, 0-3 full defects, sorted with a maximum of 5% above and 5% below specified screen size or range of screen size, and exhibiting a distinct attribute in one or more of the following areas: taste, acidity, body, or aroma. Also must…

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